Drivers

While Intel’s integrated GPUs have made immense strides over the past decade, there’s been one particular legacy they’ve been unable to break free from: OEM driver locking. Due to the large degree of customization and optimization that OEMs sometimes do to their systems, some OEMs have insisted on having video drivers “locked” to their platforms, so that only video drivers that they’ve customized and distributed can be installed. This structure has always offered at least a modicum of utility, ensuring that newer drivers don’t break things or otherwise interfere with those system customizations. But as desktops and laptops live longer than ever, OEM have demonstrated a shorter attention span than Intel when it comes to driver updates. As a result, unfortunate system owners have found...

Qualcomm to Update Smartphone GPU Driver Every Quarter, Develops GPU Inspector Tool

As part of its Snapdragon Elite Gaming initiative, Qualcomm previously announced its intentions to release quarterly driver updates for its Adreno GPUs. And now at long last, the first...

10 by Anton Shilov on 3/26/2020

AMD Posts Radeon Software 20.2.2 Drivers: Focusing on Bug Fixes and Stability

Finding themselves under some fire as of late for driver quality, AMD has released their second Radeon driver update for February. Focused on improving driver stability, today's release, 20.2.2...

29 by Ryan Smith on 2/28/2020

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 436.02 Driver: Integer Scaling Support for Turing, Freestyle Sharpening, & More

With this year’s Gamescom event now in full swing, the German games show seems to be taking on an ever-larger presence in the worlds of gaming and hardware. Along...

28 by Ryan Smith on 8/20/2019

NVIDIA @ SIGGRAPH 2019: NV to Enable 30-bit OpenGL Support on GeForce/Titan Cards

Kicking off this week is SIGGRAPH, the annual North American professional graphics gathering that sees everyone from researchers to hardware vendors come together to show off new ideas and...

36 by Ryan Smith on 7/29/2019

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q2: Gaming Driver Support for Radeon Pro

AMD this week has released their Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q2 WHQL, bringing support for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update due later this month, as well as...

8 by Nate Oh on 5/10/2019

Intel Releases New Graphics Control Panel: The Intel Graphics Command Center

Making their own contribution to this busy week of GPU and gaming news, this evening Intel took the wraps off of their previously teased new graphics control panel. Dubbed...

47 by Ryan Smith & Billy Tallis on 3/20/2019

NVIDIA To Move Mobile Kepler GPUs to Legacy Status in April 2019 (& 3D Vision Too)

In a note on their support website published earlier this afternoon, NVIDIA has announced that they are preparing to move their mobile (laptop) Kepler GPUs to legacy status, ending...

18 by Ryan Smith on 3/8/2019

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1: Adds Limited Support for Consumer Radeon Cards

This week, AMD released their Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q1 WHQL. Headlining this release, on the heels of the launch of the prosumer-oriented Radeon VII, AMD is introducing Radeon...

15 by Nate Oh on 2/12/2019

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition: Streaming for Videos, Games, & VR

As 2018 winds down, once again it’s time for AMD’s annual major feature update for their graphics drivers, Radeon Software. Going by the unassuming title of ‘Radeon Software Adrenalin...

38 by Nate Oh on 12/13/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.1

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.1, bringing zero-day game support and performance improvements ahead of Hitman 2 (11/13/18), Fallout 76 (11/14/18), and Battlefield V Early Access (11/15/18)...

8 by Nate Oh on 11/8/2018

AMD Ceases Graphics Driver Development for 32-bit Operating Systems

With the recent October releases of Adrenalin Edition, AMD has finally discontinued support for 32-bit operating systems. The latest 32-bit packages can still be manually downloaded through older driver...

21 by Nate Oh on 10/26/2018

NVIDIA Releases 399.24 WHQL Driver, NVIDIA SHIELD TV Mobile App

Today, NVIDIA released driver version 399.24 WHQL, a more minor update focused on zero-day game support. Headlining the Game Ready titles is the Shadow of the Tomb Raider (9/14)...

14 by Nate Oh on 9/10/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2, featuring support for Strange Brigade, which releases tomorrow, as well as F1 2018. This update also supersedes the Strange Brigade Early...

9 by Nate Oh on 8/27/2018

NVIDIA Releases 399.07 WHQL Game Ready Driver

In the wake of last week’s GeForce RTX 20-series announcements, today NVIDIA has released driver version 399.07 WHQL, bringing Game Ready support for the Battlefield V Open Beta, as...

5 by Nate Oh on 8/27/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q3 WHQL

Today, AMD released Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q3 WHQL, on their usual quarterly pace. Given that the last release brought in Windows 10 April 2018 Update support, and...

2 by Nate Oh on 8/8/2018

NVIDIA Releases 398.82 WHQL Game Ready Driver

This week, NVIDIA released driver version 398.82 WHQL, featuring Game Ready support for next week’s Monster Hunter: World, as well as for Battle for Azeroth, a new World of...

3 by Nate Oh on 8/2/2018

NVIDIA Releases 397.93 WHQL Game Ready Driver: Telemetry Changes for GDPR

Today, NVIDIA released driver version 397.93 WHQL, featuring Game Ready support for the recently-launched State of Decay 2 and the upcoming closed beta of The Crew. Additionally, the release...

10 by Nate Oh on 5/24/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 WHQL: Official Unified Driver for APUs & dGPUs, with PlayReady 3.0

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 WHQL, bringing official support for Windows 10 April 2018 Update, as well as official PlayReady 3.0 support for desktop Polaris products...

11 by Nate Oh on 5/23/2018

AMD Releases Unified Graphics Driver for dGPUs & Desktop APUs: Radeon Software Q2 2018

Although AMD’s Ryzen desktop APUs released back in February with the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G, official driver support has been limited to the inaugural WHQL launch...

16 by Nate Oh on 5/18/2018

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